Richard Newell (New Zealand)
Managing Editor - Investment & Pensions Asia
Haruo Funabashi (Japan)
Visiting Professor - Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, HItotsubashi University, Tokyo
1. The secret of long-lived companies in Japan. 2. Community Capitalism.
Tomohiro Matsuoka (Australia)
Head of Research - Sustainable Investment Research Institute (SIRIS)
Trends in Performance of Japanese Companies under the Global ESG Rating Models
With the expansion of SRI beyond "traditional" SRI markets in Europe and North America, ESG rating models, previously developed in and applied to these regions, have variously been directly translated and applied to other markets, such as Japan and other Asian countries. This presentation will examine;
- How have Japanese performed in such rating framework?
- How have actual corporate practices, as well as performance, changed?
- How do they compare with global counterparts, including those from emerging markets in Asia?
- How appropriate is this practice of defining and measuring sustainability and ESG performance from one market to another?
Mikio Yamamoto (Japan)
A.T. Kearney Japan
Industry Restructuring Strategy with Social Finance Systems
This presentation deals with the shift of corporate social responsibilities to optimize industry structure over macro economics environment changes and the evolution of SRI to the new financial eco-mechanisms to drive industry restructuring.